Today’s Headlines

  • Muni Survey Shows Most Riders Want More Standing Room on New Metro Trains (SFBay)
  • Hoodline Looks at Irving Street’s Bulb-Outs, Greenery, and N-Judah Upgrades Planned for 2015
  • More on the Transit Priority Signals, Bus Bulb-Outs Planned for Muni’s 5-Fulton  (Hoodline)
  • More on BART and AC Transit’s New Late-Night Transbay Bus Service From the Mission (Exam, SFBay)
  • SF, LA District Attorneys Sue Uber, Settle Suit With Lyft Over Illegal Practices (Biz TimesWeekly, Exam)
  • After Uber Driver Charged for Death of 6-Year-Old, Mother Wants Company Held Responsible, Too (CBS)
  • Oakland City Council to Vote on Telegraph Ave Redesign With Parking-Protected Bike Lanes (EBX)
  • GJEL: Most People on Oakland’s 20th Street Aren’t in Cars, But Cars Get Most of the Space
  • For Burglarized Oakland Bike Shop Owner, Community is the Best Protection Against Bike Theft (EBE)
  • New Bay Area Assemblymember Wants to Mandate Rear-Facing Flashing White Lights (Cyclelicious)
  • GG Transit Will Run Route 80 Bus for Last Time This Weekend as Route 101 Gains Ridership (Marin IJ)
  • DUI Driver Who Rear-Ended SamTrans Bus, Injured 7 Pleads No Contest to Charges (SF Examiner)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Jeffrey Baker

    The GJEL article is interesting and does point out a too-narrow sidewalk on 20th street, but you can point to almost any street in Oakland and say it’s too wide. Why is Adeline St six lanes in Oakland? It narrows to 4 lanes and gains bike lanes as soon as it hits Emeryville. Why are there 8 lanes on W. Grand? Why are there 8 lanes on 7th? You can saunter right across 11th street at rush hour. Why does it need to be so wide?

  • Prinzrob

    There is so much excess road width in Oakland that is just a holdover from the streetcar days, but now all it does is encourage speeding. Luckily there are a bunch of already-approved road diets that will be implemented soon, including Adeline Street and West Grand.

  • Prinzrob

    Oakland’s Telegraph Ave protected bikeway plan was approved unanimously by City Council last night, by the way! The first phase of the project from 27th to 41st Street will be implemented this spring in conjunction with a paving project, and Phase 2 from 41st Street up toward the Berkeley border will be implemented at a later date after Phase 1 has been analyzed. The council resolution did include a requirement that the entire project provide a “continuous, dedicated bikeway” (i.e. no sharrows through Temescal).

    A separate project including bike lanes from 19th Street south to the end of Telegraph at Broadway will also be implemented in 2015.

  • Gezellig

    Cool, thanks for the update!

    Presumably their definition of “continuous, dedicated bikeway” includes 1) protected bike lanes and 2) on-street “buffered” bike lanes, right? Just not sharrows?

  • Jeffrey Baker

    I guess I don’t see the connection. The streetcars look pretty compact.

  • Christopher Kidd

    Regarding 20th Street, the City recently adopted road diet plans to take away travel lanes and add bike lanes. It will also reconfigure bus stops for better landing locations and get rid of that weird double-right turn onto Franklin Street.

  • Prinzrob

    The original proposal for Telegraph through the Temescal District included only sharrows through those blocks, which the community largely rejected as unacceptable. The council vote last night gave staff direction to study multiple options, with the only mandate that the bikeway not include shared bike/car lanes. Hopefully the Phase 1 of the project on the lower part of the street will be successful and give support to protected/buffered lanes for Phase 2 in the Temescal.

  • Prinzrob

    What was once train/trolley lines through much of Oakland has since been converted into wide medians or extra travel lanes. This basically just leads to speeding, and dangerous pedestrian crossings.